3199. In Zion's Sacred Gates

1. In Zion’s sacred gates let hymns of praise begin,
While acts of faith and love in ceaseless beauty shine;
In mercy there, while God is known,
Before His throne with songs appear.

2. The promises I sing, which sovereign love hath spoke;
Nor will our heav’nly King His words of grace revoke;
They stand secure, and steadfast still,
Nor Zion’s hill abides so sure.

3. The mountains melt away, when once the Judge appears;
And sun and moon decay, that measure mortal years;
But still the same, in radiant lines,
Thy promise shines thro’ all the flame.

4. Rejoice! our Lord is King! Our God and King adore;
Yea, all give thanks and sing, and triumph evermore;
Lift up the heart, lift up the voice,
Rejoice aloud, let all rejoice.

Text Information
First Line: In Zion's sacred gates let hymns of praise begin
Title: In Zion's Sacred Gates
Author: Timothy Dwight (1800)
Meter: 12.12.88
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven (arr.)
Meter: 12.12.88
Incipit: 55556 51555 56522
Key: B♭ Major
Source: Book of Praise for the Sunday School, by George A. Bell & Hubert P. Main (New York: Biglow & Main, 1875), page 7
Copyright: Public Domain

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